Firefox to support Theora video
Posted Aug 9, 2008 18:11 UTC (Sat) by gerv
In reply to: Firefox to support Theora video
Parent article: Firefox to support Theora video
The standard <object> tag from HTML4
solves this problem much more elegantly.
But browser makers who actually have to implement it hate it, and prefer more specific tags (see discussion on the WHAT-WG mailing list, and the rationale for creating <video> and <audio>).
It seems that the WHAT-WG goes for pragmatism, what works and what can be coded and deployed easily over theoretical purity. That's one of the things that distinguishes it from the W3C (although the joint working of the two organisations may indicate a change there). This approach has the advantage of things actually getting implemented.
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